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Old 09-23-11, 12:19 PM   #1
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Does anyone know where to find a shoulder pad for a mountain bike?

I just scored a gorgeous Ross MT something or other in chrome, and it has frame braze on for a shoulder strap that is long gone. I paid a pittiance for the bike because the owner had stripped out the crankarm threads and couldn't remove it. Two seconds with a "pickle fork" and it was off, and now I'm trying to decide wether I want to keep it or not, because it is nice and shiny. I'll take photos later, but now I want to know if I can find a strap to fill those holes with. Conversley, if you have any interesting ideas for things to put in the holes I'm open to it.

This is one that I have been looking for a long time - I may have to keep this one for a while, but it woudl make number 10, and I'd start to think I have a problem.

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Old 09-23-11, 12:35 PM   #2
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Something like this only with screw eyelets instead of velcro?

http://www.nashbar.com/bikes/Catalog...Term=frame+bag
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Old 09-23-11, 01:23 PM   #3
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Exactly - but without the bag part.
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I've got a Raleigh Mountain Tour with the same strap braze on. The catalog makes it look like it is just a thin leather strip. I've thought about manufacturing one from a belt but haven't gotten around to it.

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I have one but I dont want to part with it-- cause I only have ONE! Heh. Would it be helpful to post some pictures to aid in fabrication? (Although I'm sure there's plenty of detailed images on the web somewhere. . .) Mine is almost like a nylon cushioned strap to a messenger bag or backpack.
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Could you take a couple of pictures and some dimensions? I'd rather just buy one, but if I have to I will make one. I can grommet stuff.

Does anyone have any alternative ideas? I'll hook something cool into the straps.
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Hi, I have also lost the shoulder strap for my Mt Whitney and would like to locate or make one. If you could please take some close-up pictures of yours and give me the dimensions it sure would help. If you could do this for me please send to bumpercar6@aol.com
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I believe those straps were made by Jandd http://www.jandd.com/custom/custom_bags.asp. I've read other posts where Jandd has made them to order, just give them a call..
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87 Univega came with the brasen ons for the same thing, It was long gone so I just took a blk leather belt and cut it to a good size,doubled the ends over, punched the holes and put the screws through it. Not fancy but works very well.
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i got some of these

http://www.etsy.com/listing/97928605...FaN_QgodDkMAHg

cut them to size and grommet them and there you go. its made walking up and down bart steps much much easier. i can leave it on my shoulder and have full usage of my hands
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A leather strap would look much more awesome than the OEM nylon back pack strap!

Distress the strap somewhat, and with a grommet on each side it would go nicely with that Ross!

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This may work too: http://www.etsy.com/listing/57492833/bike-portage-strap

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Thank you all for your helpfull responce. I really appreciate it.
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Center of gravity is wrong when you use it , like going up stairs, the Ft wheel is way down.
but at least you get the look and the unfilled bolt holes don't nag at you to do Something.
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